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Benville Cottage

Picture postcard thatched cottage in a secluded setting with half an acre of beautiful gardens. Located in 'Hardy Country', the cottage boasts wonderful views over rolling hills and unspoilt West Dorset countryside. There are numerous bridleways and footpaths on your doorstep.

The c. 17th century cottage is in the hamlet of Benville, set back from Benville Lane, where Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbevilles once walked en-route to Evershot. Benville is 7 miles south of Yeovil (off A303) and 15 miles west of Dorchester, while Evershot is 2 miles away, and boasts the acclaimed restaurant The Summer Lodge. There are some excellent pubs nearby such as The Acorn (Evershot), The Fox (Corscombe) and The Talbot (Benville). The World Heritage Jurassic Coastline is 10 miles/25 minute drive away, where the unspoilt beaches of Burton Bradstock, West Bexington and the Harbour at West Bay can be found.

The market town of Beaminster is 4 miles from the cottage. Here you can buy local produce or sit and enjoy a traditional cream tea or Dorset fish pie. There are a couple of butchers that offer a wonderful range of locally reared meat, bakers, grocers and delicatessens. There are also cafes, pubs, restaurants and a range of local shops selling household goods and art galleries.

The cottage has been restored to a very high standard, with luxury fixtures and fittings, whilst retaining it's character and historical features. It comfortably sleeps 5 people, with two large double bedrooms, one single bedroom, a bathroom, downstairs cloakroom, lounge with Inglenook fireplace and wood burner, and 32" TV and DVD, dining room, kitchen (AGA, Combination oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine).

The above pricing is based on a 7 day stay from Saturday to Friday and varies depending on the season. Children welcome. Sorry - no dogs/pets. No smoking. For full details/terms, pictures, weekly/weekend rates: contact peter.scott@alukex.co.uk

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